235hp Powerstroke... - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-12-2007, 08:31 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Woodlawn, TN
Posts: 136
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to CamTom12
235hp Powerstroke...

So, when I took my valvecovers off to check my wiring harnesses I noticed that my motor was rated at 235hp @ 2600rpm. I thought this was normal until I went and talked to a guy that REALLY knows his powerstrokes the other day... He says most all of the superduty's were 250hp, and that he's only seen 4-5 of the 235hp motors. Apparently there's no mechanical difference between the two, so what do I have to do to make my motor the same as a 250hp motor as a starting point for power mods?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 08-12-2007, 08:40 AM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,366
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Just get an exhaust and a giood chip and you should be way over 250 horse. You shouldnt have to do anything different.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 08-12-2007, 08:40 AM
The Fat Mod
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Hickory, NC
Posts: 12,509
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I would just say do the normal mods and not worry about it too much. Any truck can vary from any other truck sitting in a parking lot in stock trim. I say mod and forget
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 08-12-2007, 09:57 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Woodlawn, TN
Posts: 136
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to CamTom12
Nice stacks, Logan

I was just asking because if it's only a programming thing then maybe I can get Ford to flash a 250hp tune in before I start modding so I'm adding on top of that instead of trying to reach it
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 08-12-2007, 11:06 AM
Dieselis' Maximus
 

Join Date: May 2007
Location: Auburn, Wa
Posts: 1,057
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
If you get a chip your gonna be wasting money for ford to reflash your computer.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 08-12-2007, 11:25 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Williamsburg, Ohio
Posts: 1,049
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I think the trucks that came with the zf 6spd like mine were rated at 235 hp. The automatic trucks were 250hp, maybe because the auto takes more hp to operate than the std???? Get a good 4" turbo back exhaust, severe duty intake, and a chip from dp tuner then forget about what's on the valve cover. That's what I did, couldn't be happier.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 08-12-2007, 11:51 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Woodlawn, TN
Posts: 136
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to CamTom12
I've got a straight pipe now in place of the muffler and an S&B intake, next step is a return-style fuel system and an HPO cross-over. Next step after that is a chip and then a 4" turbo-back

Sounds like I don't need to worry about the valvecover, haha. Thanks guys!

Just curious, what's the ZF stand for?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 08-16-2007, 02:57 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Williamsburg, Ohio
Posts: 1,049
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
ZF is the division of Ford Motor Company that builds their transmissions and transaxles.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 08-18-2007, 04:05 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Woodlawn, TN
Posts: 136
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to CamTom12
Ah, cool... Didn't know that!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 08-18-2007, 05:10 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Lakeland, FL
Posts: 2,830
Thanks: 1
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
my dad's 00 powerstroke is rated at 235hp too. ive never seen one of the 250hp motors. wonder if its a northern thing or somthing?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 06:38 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors